San Diego Comic Con 2016 is upon us! And as always, there is just a landslide of awesome news for comics, TV shows, movies, video games, and merchandise. In this small corner of the Internet, let's talk about the best bits that excited our geeky little hearts.
I'll try to post as many stories here as I can, but because there's going to be so much, I'll try to stick to the stories I think you'll find most interesting.
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I have been a Mega Man (Rockman) fan for as long as I've been a gamer. One of the very first games I ever played was the original Rockman in 1989 (it launched in 1987 in Japan). And weirdly enough, I've never owned a Mega Man action figure, though there are plenty to choose from. But collecting Marvel Legends got in the way of getting Mega Man or gaming figures in general. I mean, I ain't made of monies.
But now... Read more
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Marvel Heroes 2016 is a game I've been playing since launch, though I did quit for a little bit back when Marvel Heroes was still a diamond in the rough. I even wrote a review about it, which I agree was a bit of a knee-jerk reaction from me just because I was disappointed it wasn't as good as Marvel Ultimate Alliance. I was hating on it because of the genre of the game. Eventually, I wrote a revisit review... Read more
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Hey everyone! I just wanted to show you guys the new Harry Potter Funko Pop!s which were released recently. Pre-ordered mine from Big Boys Toy Store (Why can't it just be a Big Kids Toy Store?) and had no problems claiming them.
The Harry Potter Wave 2 Funko Pop!s set includes the following figures-
10 Harry Potter in his Triwizard uniform
11 Hermione Granger in Yuleball outfit
12 Ron Weasley in Yuleball outfit
13 Draco Malfoy in Hogwarts uniform
14 Luna Lovegood in Hogwarts uniform
15 Albus Dumbledore in... Read more
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In 2006, I built my very first PC. It, at the time, was a fairly impressive machine. I used a Core 2 Quad back when Core 2 Quads were new. It served me faithfully for 10 years or so. During that time, every now and then, I would play around with the idea of upgrading my rig, researching on parts and prices. After getting married in 2015, I had saved up enough funds to finally get a new rig.
I immediately... Read more
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When going to the movies, a huge part of the movie-going experience is the quality of the cinema itself. A great movie in a crappy cinema can make for a horrible experience, which tends to sway a person's opinion on the movie itself. That's why if you're serious about having the absolute best experience (or close to it), you should totally read on.
Having been to multiple cinemas in Metro Manila and having a really particular taste in them, I have... Read more
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By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! Quite some time ago, Benedict Cumberbatch was announced as the lead for Marvel's Dr. Strange. Then a couple days back, the very first trailer dropped. Ever since then, Cumberbatch and Dr. Strange fans have been in a constant state of giddiness because, as far as anyone can tell, Cumberbatch nailed it.
But who is Dr. Strange exactly? While comic book fans totally know who Strange is; the good doctor has gotten involved with almost all... Read more
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If you haven't heard yet, it's about time you get in the loop. The illustrated version of the first book in the Harry Potter series is now available in the Philippines! And at Php1600+/-, it's even cheaper here than if you get it in the US (SRP is $39.99 and at P46 to $1, that's about 1800 something local bucks).
There are two titles available, the British version "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" and the American version "Harry Potter and... Read more
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Hey Potterheads! This particular geekdom has been running a little dry these days- the last book was released 8 years ago, the last movie was shown 4 years ago, and let's be honest, Pottermore didn't exactly fly. We get tidbits of news from JK Rowling every so often like when she revealed that Dumbledore is super gay, and that she almost killed off Ron Weasley (//_T) but the Harry Potter world has been relatively quiet until Funko announced in February... Read more
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Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is one of the best reviewed video games of the current generation. It's up there with giants like The Last of Us, GTA V, and Journey. Each quest is masterfully crafted, making side questing a joy. Unfortunately, there are only so many quests and the way xp works in this game makes leveling up quite controlled. Once you level past the threshold for quests, you're only awarded a measly 1 point xp.
Good thing there's an... Read more
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Photos Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (Ant-Man)
Ant-Man. Who, you might ask? If you were asked to name a superhero, he would probably not be the first one that would come to mind. I guess someone who could shrink to a size of an ant would not have the same recall as a billionaire flying around in a tech suit or a green behemoth who can crush you in his sleep. Even though I knew Ant-Man from the comic... Read more
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Baaaah! I miss writing for Geek Out! and man, it's nice to be back!
So, it's been a nice start for this year, release wise but financially overwhelming. Three Marvel Legends Infinite Series releases within 3 months and I'll be honest with you, that is something you don't experience regularly. For this wave, we got a good set of figures lined up and another great set of figure to add to your Spider-Man related displays and Rogues gallery.
Spider-Man (Pizza Spidey... Read more
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The Philippine TOYCON, Asia’s biggest and longest running convention for toys, anime, comics, cosplay, gaming and anything and everything related to hobbies and collections is now on its 14th year of thrilling fans and aficionados alike. It is, simply put, the biggest pop culture event in the country.
This year’s TOYCON highlights the World of DC Comics with its colorful characters upholding justice with a grand exhibit from Pacific Licensing. Also get a chance to own cool licensed DC Hoodies from... Read more
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How many of you remember hearing about a great new mobile game and then giving it a try after a few months of hype only to find yourself neglecting the app after a few weeks of grinding? That was my experience with Tiny Tower, a business simulation game released by Zynga in 2011 that was more of an exercise in tedium and your ability to check your phone every 10 minutes rather than a game. Fallout Shelter is the newest... Read more
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It’s just another day: you wake up, wash your face, brush your teeth, and then get on your phone to go through your social media notifications, scowling in disgust as you notice that one of your friends has sent you yet another game invite to play one of those poker games on Facebook. Why can’t they just take a hint? There’s nothing that could ever get you to play that game, right? If you’re not into poker, you’re just not... Read more
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Maybe it was the fantastically long lead-in to this movie, or all the hype Disney's stellar marketing team built up around it's release, but I found myself slightly disappointed with their new Avengers: Age of Ultron. To be fair, this sequel had a lot to live up to. Not only was it expected to top 2012's Avengers, but there have been four other Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies released between that year and 2015 - Iron Man 3, Captain... Read more
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The Avengers: Age of Ultron opened in local cinemas last Wednesday, and to coincide with it's release, The Block SM City North Edsa is hosting an exhibit of life-sized statues of some characters from the movie.
The main stars of the exhibit are the statues of Captain America, Hulkbuster Iron Man, Ultron, Iron Man and the Hulk.
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In the US, Avengers: Age of Ultron is launching on May 1st. But here in the Philippines, the Age of Ultron party is in full swing. The movie launches today, April 22, 2015. So from now until it premieres in the rest of the world, the Age of Ultron celebration will be at a fever pitch. And this is how Marvel is celebrating.
Ultron will be invading ALL THE CURRENT MARVEL GAMES!
Out of all these games, only Marvel heroes is the... Read more
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